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mamaw's no-bake cherry cheesecake

★★★★★ 6
a recipe by
Amy H.
Detroit, MI

When I was a little girl, Grandma, whom we called Mamaw, brought this cheesecake to every church or family pot luck I can ever remember attending. It was everyone's favorite. So yummy!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

An easy cheesecake that will serve a crowd. While the recipe is called no-bake, you do have to bake the buttery graham cracker crust. The no-bake cheesecake part is super creamy and pairs perfectly with the cherry topping. This cheesecake recipe makes a large pan and has plenty of servings. A great dessert option for summer parties and potlucks.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 6
serves 10-12
prep time 15 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For mamaw's no-bake cherry cheesecake

  • 2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 stick
    butter, melted
  • 3 pkg
    cream cheese (8 oz each)
  • 3 c
    powdered sugar
  • 5+ c
    frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 can
    cherry pie filling (21 oz each)

How To Make mamaw's no-bake cherry cheesecake

  • Butter, sugar, and graham cracker crumbs pressed into a baking dish.
    Combine butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and graham cracker crumbs. Press into a 9 x 13-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool.
  • Whipping cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
    Beat cream cheese on medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually blend in powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and vanilla extract.
  • Ready to fold in whipped cream.
    Fold in whip cream; beat at medium speed of mixer until smooth and thoroughly blended with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Mixture spread over the graham cracker crust.
    Spread over graham cracker crust.
  • Cherry pie filling poured on top.
    Top with cherry pie filling.
  • Cherry cheesecake ready to chill.
    Chill for 4 hours or overnight.